There’s never a good time for a car accident, regardless if it’s a fender bender or a full-on impact that sends you to the hospital. Car accident injuries, no matter how severe they are, can have a significant impact on your everyday life.
A simple backache or pain in the shoulder may seem small, but if left untreated can manifest into something more substantial. AICA Atlanta knows a car accident can forever change your life, so if an incident has impacted you, our skilled team of chiropractors is ready and able to help.
In a perfect world, everyone wishes to avoid any accidents as they never bring about any good. By avoiding distractions like cell phone use while driving, it can go along way in not only protecting you from hazards on the road but also keeping other drivers safe from you becoming distracted.
Placing your cellphone out of reach can ensure that your distractions will be minimal and allow you to have both hands on the wheel.
If you are having a tough day, it is best to evaluate your emotions before entering a vehicle as your lack of sleep, or frustration can alter your ability to make quick decisions. If the weather is a concern, always be mindful of the roads and the hazards that can present at any given moment. Still allow for extra time to brake if you must stop quickly.
Healthier Body, Faster Recovery
When thinking of positive prevention techniques for driving, think of your body. If your body is healthy and you actively participate in an exercise regime, in the event of an accident, your body is more likely to return to normal function at a faster rate. Of course, avoiding accidents all together will lead to a healthier you, however, if the muscles are strong and the body remains flexible, your recovery time will be that much less.
Whether you are in great shape, poor shape, or somewhere in between, it’s essential to get your injuries checked out as soon as possible after a car accident. If you wait, scar tissue can become a permanent part of your muscles and tendons, reducing your range of motion and causing pain. If you don’t feel that your injuries warrant a trip to the emergency room, at least book an appointment with our Atlanta chiropractors to ensure you don’t have injuries that may turn into chronic conditions in the future.
Contact our Atlanta chiropractic clinic today to learn how we can help jump start your recovery by dialing (404) 889-8828 today!